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Pegasus spyware found on journalists’ phones, French intelligence confirms

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French intelligence investigators have confirmed that Pegasus spyware has been found on the phones of three journalists, including a senior member of staff at the country’s international television station France 24. ...

Time to clip the wings of NSO and its Pegasus spyware

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What’s the most problematic tech company in the world? Facebook? Google? Palantir? Nope. It’s a small, privately held Israeli company called NSO that most people have never heard of. On its website, it describes itsel...

US voices concern with Israeli officials about Pegasus revelations

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The White House has raised concerns with top Israeli officials about allegations that spyware sold by Israeli surveillance company NSO Group has been used by governments around the world to monitor journalists and act...

Israeli authorities inspect NSO Group offices after Pegasus revelations

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Israeli authorities have inspected the offices of the surveillance outfit NSO Group in response to the Pegasus project investigation into abuses of the company’s spyware by several government clients. Officials from t...

Pegasus spyware is just the latest tool autocrats are using to stay in power

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Democracy depends on an equality of arms. If governments acquire political weapons unavailable to their opponents, they become harder to dislodge. They now possess so many that I begin to wonder how an efficient autoc...

Democrats call for possible action against NSO over Pegasus revelations

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Democratic lawmakers in Washington have called on the Biden administration to consider placing NSO Group on an export blacklist and said recent revelations of misuse reinforced their conviction that the “hacking-for-h...

Demonstrations and inquiries: the global impact of the Pegasus project

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The Pegasus project investigation has reverberated across the world; claims about the use of invasive spyware, and the governments that use the technology, have provoked demonstrations, political outrage and calls for...

The Pegasus project: why investigations like this are at the heart of the Guardian’s mission

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When the Guardian’s head of investigations, Paul Lewis, first told me about a huge data leak suggesting authoritarian regimes were possibly using smartphone hacking software to target activists, politicians and journa...

The Pegasus project part 5: the fightback against private spyware begins

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After a week of stories about the abuse of private spyware by governments around the world, Michael Safi rounds off our mini-series by looking at the global impact of the Pegasus project and what could change as a res...

The Guardian view on Pegasus spyware: the export of self-censorship

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Last year saw the highest global military spending – nearly $2tn – since 1988. More than half of that was expenditure by the United States and its allies. Defence capabilities are closely guarded national assets. A we...

Why have the Pegasus revelations received so little attention in Israel?

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After extraordinary revelations that the Israeli company NSO Group’s mercenary cyber-surveillance tool, Pegasus, was allegedly used to target political dissidents, human rights activists, journalists and politicians a...

The Pegasus Project part 4: runaway princesses and the UK connection

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In today’s episode, two princesses from the United Arab Emirates show up in our leaked records – and we look at whether powerful spyware is being used against UK citizens How...

Macron orders multiple inquiries into leaked Pegasus project data

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The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has ordered multiple investigations to be carried out after his phone number, as well as those of his former prime minister and the majority of his 20-strong cabinet, appeared in...

Dubai suspected after Princess Haya listed in leaked Pegasus project data

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As her plane touched down in April 2019, Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, who was accompanied by her two children, might have hoped she was beyond the reach of her ex-husband, the emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rash...

Telegram founder listed in leaked Pegasus project data

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Amid the varied cast of people whose numbers appear on a list of individuals selected by NSO Group’s client governments, one name stands out as particularly ironic. Pavel Durov, the enigmatic Russian-born tech billion...

The Pegasus Project part 3: cartels, corruption and cyber-weapons

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In the latest part of our mini-series, Michael Safi hears from Nina Lakhani on how 15,000 Mexicans including journalists and politicians appeared on a list of possible targets for surveillance ...

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